2018 Associate Member Awards

Ralph Ger Associate Member Platform Presentation Award

2018 AACA Ralph Ger Associate Member Platform Presentation Award Winner

A Cadaveric Study of the Nerve Supply of the Posterior Knee Joint Capsule
John Tran (University of Toronto)
 
 
Poster or Platform Winner:
Platform

Title of winning presentation:
A Cadaveric Study of the Nerve Supply of the Posterior Knee Joint Capsule

Current position:
2nd year Ph.D. Student, Division of Anatomy, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

Advisor:
Anne Agur, Ph.D.

Undergraduate/Graduate degree (previous)
H.B.Sc., Human Biology: Health and Disease Specialist, University of Toronto

Hometown:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Hobbies and Special Interests:
Weight training and playing the online multiplayer computer game: League of Legends with friends.


What would you like to see yourself doing 10 years from now?:
I envision myself in 2028 teaching gross anatomy at a university while conducting clinical research relating to anatomy to advance modern medicine.

 

Sandy C. Marks, Jr. Associate Member Poster Presentation Awards

2018 AACA Sandy C. Marks Jr. Poster Presentation Award Winners

Basic Education

Parsing Out the Relationship Between Contractile and Connective Elements in the Human Trapezius
Mikaela Stiver (University of Toronto)

Poster or Platform Winner:
Poster

Title of winning presentation:
“Parsing Out the Relationship Between Contractile and Connective Elements in the Human Trapezius”

Current position:
2nd year Ph.D. candidate, Division of Anatomy, Department of Surgery (Graduate Department: Rehabilitation Sciences Institute), Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Advisor:
Anne Agur, Ph.D.

Undergraduate/Graduate degree (previous)
B.Sc.(Honours) Human Kinetics (minor in Neuroscience), University of Guelph;

M.Sc. Psychology (Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science), University of Guelph

Hometown:
Ottawa, ON, Canada

Hobbies and Special Interests:
Running, rock climbing, soccer, photography, volunteering, science outreach, crosswords, & embroidery

What would you like to see yourself doing 10 years from now?:
Ten years from now, I hope to be a clinical anatomist and to have established myself in an academic position at a postsecondary institution. I would like to develop a research program, combining clinical anatomy and pedagogical practices, through which I can advise and mentor a new generation of clinicians and anatomists. I also hope that this position will also afford me the opportunity to teach anatomy to multidisciplinary post-secondary and/or post-graduate students.

Clinical Science 

Biomechanics Behind the Age-related Changes in the Anatomy of the Achilles Tendon Insertion
Przemysław Pękala (Jagiellonian University Medical College)

 

Poster or Platform Winner:
Poster 

Title of winning presentation:
“Biomechanics Behind the Age-related Changes in the Anatomy of the Achilles Tendon Insertion”

Current position:
1st  year Ph.D. student, Department of Anatomy, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków, Poland
1st  year Dietetics student, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków, Poland

Advisor:
Prof. Krzysztof A. Tomaszewski MSPC, MBA, MSc (Edin), MD, PhD, Prof. Jerzy A. Walocha MD, PhD

Undergraduate/Graduate degree (previous)
MD, Jagiellonian University Medical College

Hometown:
Kraków, Poland

Hobbies and Special Interests:
Skiing, basketball, travelling

What would you like to see yourself doing 10 years from now?
Practicing medicine as an orthopaedic surgeon, teaching anatomy, and performing research in the field of human anatomy.

 

Education/History

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Thiel-Embalmed Cadavers for Identifying a Positive Lachman Test
James Ross Bailey (Eastern Tennessee State University - Quillen College of Medicine)

 

Poster or Platform Winner:
Poster 

Title of winning presentation:
“Evaluating the Effectiveness of Thiel-Embalmed Cadavers for Identifying a Positive Lachman Test.”

Current position:
4th year medical student, ETSU Quillen College of Medicine

Advisor:
Paul Gorman, MD (orthopaedic surgeon)

Undergraduate/Graduate degree (previous)
B.S. Health and Human Sciences, University of Memphis

Hometown:
Memphis, TN

Hobbies and Special Interests:
Hobbies: intramural sports, fly-fishing, wood working, landscaping

Interests include spending time with my wife, 4 month old son, and two dogs (Drake and Josh)

What would you like to see yourself doing 10 years from now?
In 10 years I hope to be an Orthopedic Surgeon serving the needs of patients both at home and abroad via international missions. I also have a passion for teaching and have been fortunate to have very influential mentors throughout my medical school career. That said, I hope to also be serving as a mentor for medical students interested in the field of Orthopedics.